Alex Reed expects the title tussle between Lanan Racing and HHC Motorsport in GT4 to rage until the final round of the campaign at Donington Park.
Despite letting the championship lead slip at Spa-Francorchamps, Reed and partner David Pittard remain only 2.5 points behind the title-leading teenage duo of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton heading into the penultimate round at Brands Hatch in August.
The #51 Lanan Racing Ginetta G55 claimed maximum points from race one in Belgium, finishing second in class behind the non-scoring Ebor GT Maserati guest entry.
Two late-race impacts from GT3 runners in the final event however crucially bumped Reed and Pittard into a disappointing sixth-place finish in race two, handing the title advantage back to Tregurtha and Middleton who topped the points-scorers behind Ebor GT.
With both sets of drivers virtually deadlocked heading to Brands Hatch, Reed noted that their bad luck in race two at Spa could be the difference in such a tightly contested title battle.
“Again, the pace was there, no damage was done, it’s really unfortunate, but that’s racing.”
Equally, Tregurtha and Middleton could point to consecutive non-scores at Snetterton and Silverstone as the crucial instances that damped their championship charge. With two races remaining, a confident Reed believes Lanan Racing have plenty of time to overturn HHC Motorsport’s slender points lead, and that GT4 honours could well be decided at September’s Donington Park season finale.
“We may have lost the championship lead, but it’s a good points finish and we still have two more races. It’s going to go down to the wire.”